TouchMix Series Compact Digital Mixer: QSC TouchMix compact digital
mixers are designed for musicians, production professionals and live performance
venues that need the power and capability of a large "concert" mixing console in
a compact, affordable and easy to use form. QSC's TouchMix series mixers have
the functionality to satisfy demanding professionals combined with a range of
features and functions that help the less experienced user achieve quality
Superb Sound Quality: The QSC TouchMix-8 compact digital mixer offers
superb sound quality thanks to its Class-A microphone pre-amps, 32-bit floating
point processing, plus 24-bit AD/DA converters.
Full Featured 12 Total Inputs (Mic/Line): The QSC TouchMix-8 has a total of
12 inputs which include
8 mic (4 XLR, 4 XLR/TRS combo) and two stereo line (1/4" TRS). The Input
channels are fully-featured with a 4-band/full-parametric EQ, variable
24-db/octave HPF & LPF, Gate, and Compressor (with de-esser).
- Phantom Power: Most condenser microphones and some direct boxes
require phantom power from the mixer. On the TouchMix-8, phantom power may
be turned on or off on a per channel basis. Make sure that phantom power is
on for those channels that need it and off for those that don't.
- Dedicated Talkback Mic Input: The TouchMix-8 also features a dedicated
Talkback Mic input.
Note: Maximum input level of +16 dBu (Mic/Line inputs, XLR), +26
dBu (Mic/Line inputs, TRS), and +22 dBu (Stereo inputs).
Full Featured Outputs: The QSC TouchMix-8 digital mixer provides 2
main XLR line-level outputs, 4 mono-auxiliary XLR outputs, one stereo 1/4" TRS monitor output, and one stereo cue 1/4"
TRS output. The main outputs and aux's 1-4 feature 1/3 octave GEQ, Limiter, 4
full-frequency notch filters plus Variable 18dB/oct Low-cut and High-cut
filters. The auxiliary outputs are typically used
to drive stage monitor speaker systems or in-ear monitors (IEM) for performers.
In some instances they may be used for a recording mix, audio feed to video or a
send to an overflow area.
Note: The stereo monitor output and stereo
cue output can be used for line-level or headphone; 16Ω min. impedance.
4 Professional Quality Stereo DSP Effects: The QSC TouchMix-8
incorporates 4 professional effects engines including reverb, echo, delay,
chorus. There 50 factory, 50 user presets , and 1 pitch correct (assignable to
any mono input channel). Audio effects (FX) such as reverb, delay, chorus, pitch
shift (pitch change) and pitch correct are essential in today's audio
Scene & Preset Memory: 130 user-defined scenes, including all mixer
parameters may be stored internally or on FAT32 formatted USB. Also, 130
user-defined channel presets and 130 FX presets may be stored internally or on
FAT32 formatted USB.
- Scenes: A Scene is a group of settings that are saved and can be
recalled at a later time. A Scene includes all channel-processing settings,
channel Names, Phantom Power settings, Effects selections, DCA and Mute
Group assignments. Scenes also include level settings. Factory scenes are
stored with input faders at minimum to prevent any surprises when the scene
- Presets: A Channel Preset is a group of settings, for a single
channel, that are saved and can be recalled for use at a later time. A
Channel Preset includes the channel Name, Phantom power setting, and values
for the channel EQ, Compressor, and Gate.
USB Recording: The TouchMix-8 is also capable of direct recording to
an external USB 3.0 hard drive (FAT32/7800 RPM); no external computer is
required. All inputs plus a stereo mix (up to 14 tracks) are created in 32-bit
broadcast wave format (48 or 44.1 kHz). Tracks can also be played back on the
mixer or imported into most DAW software for over-dubs and post production. The
USB recording function offers 2-band shelving EQ, variable 24 dB/octave HPF,
gate, and compressor.
Capacitive Touchscreen: The QSC TouchMix-8 mixer utilizes a color, capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface combined with
hardware controls for fast and intuitive operation. Mixer parameters may be
adjusted on the screen or via the physical rotary encoder. Frequently used
functions can be accessed or controlled using hardware buttons. The TouchMix-8
offers two modes of operation - Simple or Advanced.
- Simple Mode: Presents the user with a reduced set of controls.
It's important to know that switching into Simple mode does not alter the
values of any Advanced-mode controls.
- Advanced Mode: Presents all mixer controls to the user
TouchMix Control iOS App:
TouchMix Control is a free app for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch
(running iOS 6.0 or later) that provides wireless control via WiFi (USB/WiFi
adapter pre-installed) of the QSC
TouchMix series mixer.
- For iPad & iPad mini: When run on the iPad and iPad mini, the
TouchMix Control app closely follows the operational paradigm of the mixers
and provides access to all digital mix parameters. In use the iPad and the
mixer GUI do not follow each other so it is possible for the iPad to act as
an additional user interface that can display and control a set of functions
completely different from those being controlled by the mixer's screen and
hardware. When used without an actual TouchMix, the app acts as a
demonstration of the mixer GUI and functionality but does not control audio
in any way
- For iPhone & iPod touch: On the iPhone and iPod touch, the
TouchMix Control app functions as a personal stage monitor mix control with
the option to also remotely operate the mixer's record and playback features
as well as programmable user buttons. To prevent inadvertent adjustment of
controls, the mixer operator may allow or restrict access to functions on a
Carrying Case: The TouchMix series mixer comes complete with its own
padded carrying case, for transport and protection.